altostratus


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al·to·strat·us

 (ăl′tō-străt′əs, -strā′təs)
n.
An extended cloud formation of bluish or gray sheets or layers.

[Latin altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots + stratus.]

altostratus

(ˌæltəʊˈstreɪtəs; -ˈstrɑː-)
n, pl -ti (-taɪ)
(Physical Geography) a layer cloud at an intermediate height of about 2400 to 6000 metres (8000 to 20 000 feet)

al•to•stra•tus

(ˌæl toʊˈstreɪ təs, -ˈstræt əs)

n., pl. -stra•ti (-ˈstreɪ taɪ, -ˈstræt aɪ)
a cloud of a class characterized by a generally uniform gray sheet or layer: of medium altitude, 8000–20,000 ft. (2450–6100 m).
[1890–95]

al·to·strat·us

(ăl′tō-străt′əs)
A cloud formation that extends in flat, smooth sheets or layers of varying thickness. Altostratus clouds form at middle levels of the atmosphere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.altostratus - a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 milesaltostratus - a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
stratus, stratus cloud - a large dark low cloud
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altostratus

[ˌæltəʊˈstreɪtəs] N (altostrati (pl)) [ˌæltəʊˈstreɪtaɪ]altostrato m
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